Wednesday, 28 May 2014
What enriches my life at the University of Tsukuba by Ryo I.
I enjoy my life at the University of Tsukuba by western philosophy, languages and reading books. First, studying western philosophy is really exciting. For example, I can learn a lot of things about morals by reading Discourse of Method, written in French, by Descartes. Furthermore, Justice written by Michael J. Sandel shows me what is important when you think about justice. Second, I enjoy studying some languages such as French, German and Classical Latin. This is because the more I can understand these languages, the more books I can read. For example, I am looking forward to reading the original French version of The Stranger written by Albert Camus, without dictionaries. Third, I am very happy to read various books on holidays. For example, I have read a new novel of Murakami Haruki recently. His story tells me how transient all happiness is in this world and so we should live as decently as possible. I also enjoy reading the classics such as Homer and Plato because they show me what is really important in life. In conclusion, I can say that western philosophy, languages and books enrich my life at the University of Tsukuba, and I hope that remains true for the rest of my university life.